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hello there, and welcome to new yo nhk "news line." gusts of more than 200 kilometers per hour on tuesday night. in the southern city, cools and public institutions are closed on wednesday.
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about 30,000 soldiers are standing by waiting for an emergency. >> taiwan's weather authorities forecast 500 to 800 millimeters of rain in mountain areas. japan's meteorological agency says the storm is heading west/northwest at a speed of 20 kilometers per hour. the typhoon is expected to approach southern taiwan, the northern philippines, and southern china from wednesday through thursday. taiwan's weather authorities forecast 500 to 800 millimeters of rain in mountainous regions of the island. some boat services to the islands on wednesday have been canceled. >> this is a very powerful storm system, moving through the luza shelters. robert speta has more on the storm. >> this is a powerful and dangerous storm, one for the record books here, moving
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through the luzon strait. you can just see the size of this. tropical storm strength winds from northern taiwan towards the south. winds right now, as we kimeters p ur.and over 300 solutely intense. th's as viont in intensity. this is just going to be clipping the southern coast of taiwan and shifting off to the northwest there and around fujon province. it could be one of the strongest storms in recent record to impact this specific area. a very dangerous outlook. back to the southeast, one key thing, we had a pressure of 890, to put that in perspective, typhoon haiyan several years ago, had a pressure of 895 at max intensity. this moves right over one of the islands, of bat anes around 1:00 a.m. local time on wednesday morning. packing those winds up and over
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300 kilometers per hour. hopefully everybody out here heeded those warnings from this storm system. about 13,000 people on this island just down toward the south, taking the brunt of this eyewall. now it's shifted further to the west. the latest radar imagery, the typhoon strength winds extend back off towards the north into southeastern china. looking at the threat for damage through the rest of the morning, plus the rain. incredible amounts of rain is very well possible out here, because even though the storm is not directly impacting the island, the center circulation expected to stay towards the south, the moisture and the rain bands wrapping around, slam right into these mountains. now that's good news eventually over there towards the west side of china. should weaken it out. but all that precipitation goes somewhere. it falls out here, 6 to 800
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millimeters easily. and even the rain that we've already seen can be seen on this total precipitation, on the eastern seaboard of these mountains and more rain is in the forecast, plus i'll have more on this later. it's a big holiday coming up on thursday in eastern china. lot of travelers going to be out and about. >> robert speta will be back later in the program with more on that storm and another storm brewing in the west pacific. health officials in dozens of countries have confirmed the presence of the zika virus. but there's no effective vaccine to fight it. now we're learning of a joint effort to come up with a cure. we're joined now from the business desk. you have all the details. who is involved in this joint effort? >> well, it is the governments of japan and the united states, plus a japanese drug maker. they are planning to join hands. sources have told nhk that public sector officials will jointly support taka da
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pharmaceutical in its research, to come up with a vaccine for the mosquito-borne virus that can cause birth defects. they're thinking about providing financial aid and information on zika. they may also give advice. they would be the first company from the japanese government to develop a zika vaccine. the government officials plan to assist other countries if their studies are promising. u.s. markets ended lower on the back of a dip in crude oil prices, as well as uncertainties over upcoming central bank meetings here and in the u.s., that's next week. the dow jones industrial average dropped by more than 250 points. that translates to a loss of about 1.4%. the nasdaq, losses of more than 1%. now let's look at tokyo. we'll go to ramin mellegard at the tokyo stock exchange.
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>> good evening to you, ai. it seems that market players are concerned about worries of over-supply of oil, and also question marks over what the next central bank meeting, the federal reserve, and the bank of japan next week will bring, and some confused signals really not helping market players in the global financial markets. but let's have a look at the nick kay and the top ix. the broader topics down 0.73%. energy related stocks are the worst performers in the u.s. as well as european markets. crude oil prices falling further, and further warnings really, coming this time from the international energy agency, saying that the global oil glut would carry over into 2017, as opec had already touched on, in its own report earlier this
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week. the benchmark wti crude features fell over 3% overnight. now, with regards to central bank policy, especially the federal reserve, reports that traders are now seeing a 15% chance of a rate hike next week, down from 30% towards the end of last week. markets however, seem a little bit rattled over conflicting views by fed officials. within the last week, we've heard differences of opinion regarding the timing of a rate hike. so that's really sending a little bit of a confused signal to market players. >> absolutely. and it's evident on the movement of the dollar. we've seen it move on comments by the fed officials. tell us how some of the key players are trading this morning. >> exactly. some of that has played into the dollar/yen right now. 102.53 to .58. reports that analysts see a 55%
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chance of a rate hike in december. to the euro as well, it gains against the yen overnight. some traders are speculating the bank of japan could move interest rates further into negative territory at its policy meeting next week. that's a very big focus for a lot of market players. meanwhile, on the speculation about the feds december rate hike, u.s. treasury market surges, the highest since june and that was last seen just before the brexit vote. let's get a quick look at the indexes open across asia. kospi is on holiday. sydney is trading a little bit lower. and we'll look out for china markets, they'll open in an hour and a half. retail sales in industrial production in china came out a little bit better than expected yesterday. we'll see how that plays in the market. back to you. >> we'll talk to you in a few hours' time. moving on, britain has introduced the country's first plastic banknote.
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the bank of england says it's harder to forge and stronger than paper ones. the new polymer five pound note began circulating tuesday. it's made of thin flexible plastic. it his a portrait of winston churchill on the reverse side. it's also smaller than its predecessor. the central bank says the note has security features that make it harder to counterfeit. it says the strength of the material means the new notes are expected to last for about five years. that's 2 1/2 times longer than paper. the bank also says the plastic notes can survive a spin in the washing machine and that their longer life will reduce production costs. >> i think it's cleaner. it's a lot smaller than i thought it was gonna be. >> great to have her majesty but i don't like the slipperiness of it. >> you find it slippery? >> definitely more slippery. >> the bank of england plans to introduce polymer notes for other amounts over the coming
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years. officials at a private research institute in japan say they have come up with a hi-tech way to help parents deal with child-rearing problems without having to turn to local officials. the officials at the mitsubishi research institute say its system uses artificial intelligence. parents can, for instance, search for child daycare centers on their smartphones or personal computers. a user speaks to their device, saying, i need to put my child at a daycare center during a holiday. then the a.i. system introduces a website that lists centers that are open on holidays and conditions for using them. >> translator: recent administrative services are very complicated. our task is to help residents understand how they work. >> mitsubishi research institute aims to put the system into practical use by the end of fiscal 2017. well, more japanese women are choosing to work after they
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have children, putting pressure on companies to adapt. now we look at how companies are helping managers understand the challenges facing working moms. >> reporter: at this major information service firm in tokyo, 60% of the employees are women. many of them have small children at home. this man is a manager, in his 30s, and still single. he has struggled to guide employees who are juggling work and child rearing. >> translator: sometimes i'm not sure what i can ask of them. because i don't know what happens when they go home. >> reporter: the company has introduced a training program to help managers like him understand. managers are paired into teams and assigned to step into the shoes of a working mom. they take care of her children while she works, help with homework, and prepare meals.
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during training, ikeda finishes work at 5:00 p.m. he's teaming up with another manager who doesn't have children either. once they get to their colleague's home, things go less smoothly than at the office. homework is a struggle. and cooking takes longer than expected. >> translator: i have no time to think about anything, even for a second. >> reporter: at 9:00 p.m., the mother comes home. thanks to her managers, she was able to concentrate on getting her work done. ikeda spent four days in the program, balancing work and childcare.
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his co-workers say they've noticed a change. >> translator: i was so surprised when you said that i should tell you if things get too tough for me. >> translator: i realize that i should consider working mothers' lives too. i think that will help improve the performance of the individual, as well as of the group. >> reporter: working mothers sometimes try to balance career and home duties by working reduced hours, but the arrangement can be frustrating. some women feel they aren't working to their full potential and lose motivation. his company created a training program in the hope of turning things around. through role-playing, managers learn how to encourage working mums and to draw out their skills. >> translator: considering your career going forward, it might be a good idea to increase your workload little by little. >> reporter: employees who have
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small children in real life watch the role play and offer advice for improvement. >> translator: all the manager said is that the person should do more work. he should have offered praise and constructive feedback too. >> reporter: the company is now using the training program at its offices across japan. >> translator: it's not enough to be considerate toward working mothers. managers should provide a comfortable workplace where they can continue to build their careers. >> reporter: training programs aimed at building empathy and understanding for working mums are taking hold in japan. that's good for women who hope to continue building their careers and for companies who hope to benefit from their skills. >> that's the latest in business news for this hour. i'm going to leave you now with a check on markets. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ delegates from 193 nations are gathered at u.n. headquarters to attend the opening of the 71st annual session of the general assembly. syria's civil war, the refugee crisis, and north korea's nuclear program are expected to be high on the agenda. former fijian doipt peter thompson was sworn in as the assembly's new president. and u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon gave a speech. he'll complete his second five-year term at the end of the year. >> the assembly will be called upon to address many threats and to show its solidarity for the
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people facing injustice. >> world leaders will also give speeches starting on september 20th. north korea is expected to be a major topic at the general assembly. since the north carried out its fifth nuclear test last week in defiance of security council resolutions. observers will be watching to see whether leaders can unite to impose additional sanctions on the north and to see how its foreign minister will respond. this will be his first time attending. north korea has held a rally to celebrate its fifth nuclear test, which happened last week. state-run television reported tuesday that the rally was held in central pyongyang. members of the country's leadership and senior military officers attended. the vice chairman of the korean workers party delivered a speech. he claimed the test to explode a nuclear warhead was an act of self-defense and called it part of countermeasures against sanctions on the country. the u.n. security council's most
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recent round of sanctions were imposed in march. the vice chairman added what north korea will continue boosting nuclear capability, both in quality and quantity. the u.s. and south korea are stepping up military pressure in response to the latest test. american b-1 strategic bombers flew over an air force base near the south korean capital of seoul on tuesday. people in south korea are criticizing their government over its response to earthquakes that hit the country on monday. at least 14 people were injured. the two quakes, with magnitude over 5 hit the southern city of gyeongju. the website of the public safety and security ministry was shut down for several hours after the quakes because of an increase of visitors. people are also complaining that a text message from the
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ministry's alarm system came nearly ten minutes after the quake. the president said at a task force meeting on tuesday that the country should learn from this. >> translator: we should be thoroughly prepared for more powerful quakes that may hit our country. >> park told her officials to thoroughly check disaster measures at nuclear power plants and elsewhere. officials from japan and china will begin talks on wednesday on bilateral maritime issues. the two-day working level meeting is to take place in hiroshima. japanese foreign minister kishida says he hope they'll have frank exchanges on a wide range of fields of shared interests. >> translator: i hope they will be able to have in-depth discussions and communication through the exchanges. >> the officials are expected to discuss an emergency
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communication mechanism to avoid accidental clashes at sea or in the air. the japanese side hopes to launch the mechanism soon as china is stepping up its activities near senkaku islands in the east china sea. japan controls the islands. the japanese government maintains the islands are an inherent part of japan's territory. china and taiwan claim them. another item likely to be on the agenda is natural gas development in the sea. japan and china agreed in 2008 to jointly develop gas fields. but china unilaterally continued development as negotiations to seen a treaty on the matter stalled. in one of the biggest cities in the world, there's lots of dating services to help people connect. but for some, it's not just about finding a match, knowing what to say, and how to act is
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also a challenge. so one business in tokyo is teaching people how to date. here's the story. >> reporter: this course has helped in tokyo. they're learning about romance and relationships. >> translator: if you challenge yourself to act, things will definitely go well. >> reporter: participants learn everything, from communication techniques and choosing a good location for a date, to building a relationship and living happily ever after. the students range in age from men in their 20s to those in their 50s. the course costs more than $3,000. enrollment has risen over the past five years, and more than 300 people have now completed the program. >> translator: there aren't many opportunities like this to learn, and it's not very expensive. >> translator: there are many people aged 30 to mid 40, who
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have zero dating experience. a lot of men can't communicate well with women, so their dates don't go well and they don't lead to marriage. >> reporter: this 41-year-old man works at an i.t. firm. he started attending classes last spring. in his 20s, someone broke his heart, and he hasn't been on a date since. he tried to sign up for dating online, but was rejected because his income wasn't high enough. then he started thinking he might not qualify to have a relationship. >> translator: i didn't want to experience negative emotions from other people. so i thought it would be easier to shut them out of my life. >> reporter: he spends his free time alone in his room playing music. he's taught himself to play different instruments, but has never joined a band. while visiting home last year
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for the new year holiday, he got a warning from his parents. they said they worried that he would be single forever. finding a date was difficult to do alone, so he enrolled in the romantic relationship course. >> translator: if i want to make a woman smile, i need to pick a topic that she will think is fun. >> reporter: he also started to pay more attention to his clothing. >> translator: the instructors told me that polo shirts are great in summer, so i ran out and bought one. >> reporter: he decided to wear his new polo shirt. the party is actually part of the course. [ laughter ] >> reporter: he puts into practice what he has learned in class and pays closer attention
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to the women. he sits next to one woman who says her hobby is music. it's a chance to get a conversation going. however -- >> reporter: an instructor coaches him. >> translator: did you talk too much? >> translator: i think so. >> translator: ask about the concerts she's been to or about the music she usually listens to. make the conversation fun for her. if it's fun, it will more likely develop into romance. your expression looks good. >> reporter: he returns to his seat. instead of monopolizing the
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conversation, he focuses on searching for a topic that they can both enjoy. in the end, he's able to exchange contact information with the woman. >> translator: i realized today that trying to learn about the other person and the other person learning about you is the beginning of a loving relationship. >> well, communication certainly is an art. all right, let's get another check of the weather with our meteorologist robert speta has been reporting a violent typhoon is approaching taiwan. he has the latest. >> yes, this storm is still very intense, now just skirting the southern coast of taiwan. but as we look ahead throughout the rest of the morning into the afternoon and overnight hours from wednesday into thursday, really starting to change our attention over here towards
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southeastern china, around fujon province. you do have a lot of populated areas along the coast and on thursday, it's a major holiday in china, the mid autumn festival. and millions of people are going to be traveling around for this holiday. the big fear is people will be traveling, they'll be on holiday and be caught off guard by this still very potent and dangerous typhoon. this is something we're really looking for, not just for taiwan, but extending over the next 24 hours. this storm system is not letting up all that much. still going to be slightly weaker, but still have a lot of steam with it, as it moves on shore. we change our attention to malakas. the big thing with this, it's moving over a similar area out here, as meranti moves through. so we're expecting intensification before it moves to the southern japanese islands later this week. meranti following behind the stationary front, which is already bringing stationary showers for japan. some areas seeing well over a
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hundred millimeters out there. so there's the localized flood threat. tokyo as well. have an umbrella with you, for the scattered showers throughout the day. if you have any travel plans across this region, southeastern u.s., lot of moisture, scattered showers and thunderstorms expected. towards the north, a front diving through the central plains, that will be bringing thunderstorms, even extending into parts of the northeast. behind it, though, cooling off and much sunnier. if you have travel plans, winnipeg, beautiful day. 21 for your high, sunny skies on wednesday. here's your extended outlook. ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ and that is all for this edition of nhk "newsline." i'm catherine kobayashi in tokyo. thanks for staying with us.
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anchor: this week, global 3000 is on the west coast of india where an entire village is taking care of turtles. here, they are holy creatures - but above all, they need protection. we look at a gigantic building project in nigeria - which aims to protect the megacity of lagos from dangers caused by rising sea levels. but how will it work? but we start in berlin, where we meet a resistance fighter who's using non-violent means to combat the terror of so-called islamic state. have a message. and also symbols. these need to be simple. when they work well, they become a kind of brand, like the fist of the serbian organisation canvas. , it's about demonstrating without being provoked into violence.

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